Should you use parental controls on your kid's smart phone or tablet? Let's face it, more and more kids, pre-teens and teens have smart phones or tablets. Heck, all 10 of my grand kids have them (ages 4-18). There is so much one can get to via the web or with apps (like You Tube) that one might say has some content that is inappropriate. Of course, you parents get to decide. But let me share some of what you can do to help you out with your parental control decisions.
- Can I block in appropriate web sites from my child's eyes?
- Do I need to have an account created for them on the Google Play Store?
- Does my child need an email address?
Do I need to have an account created for my child on their tablet or smart phone?
An account must be created but it can be yours (parent) and you keep the password. Or you can indeed create their own account with their password but this allows them to get any app they desire. If the app has a cost, a means of payment must be attached to the account. Your call.
No. They can operate their tablet or smart phone without an email.
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